Joanna Hogg

GB 2019. 119 Min.
color. DCP. E/e

Julie, a film student, comes from a good home and apparently grew up in a protective environment – even punk music is irritatingly innocent when played in her apartment. One day, she meets Anthony and falls head over heels in love with the elegant and sophisticated charmer, who works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is therefore constantly surrounded by an aura of secrecy. But he also has a shady and less glamorous hidden side... Julie decides to only see the man she loves.


After Unwanted (2008), Archipelago (2010) and Exhibition (2013), Joanna Hogg has once again turned to the malaise and melancholy of socially and financially privileged Brits, but this time from a surprising perspective: that of her own memory. But she avoids the cul-de-sac of the 'confessions and autobiography' genre: The Souvenir is above all an infatuation, which draws the viewer into an everyday life dedicated to sensuality, to the inner reality of understanding each other, which is expressed primarily in common rhythms and matching clothing. A masterpiece of modernist melodrama. (om)


DirectorJoanna Hogg
ScreenplayJoanna Hogg
CinematographyDavid Raedeker
EditingHelle le Fevre
WithHonor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton
ProducersLuke Schiller, Joanna Hogg

Films of the director shown at further editions of Bildrausch